1994 Toyota Pickup 22re 4x2
The timing chain started giving telltale signs at 194k, and I had it replaced. That is a very good lifetime.
Front brake rotors replaced at 194k when they couldn't be shaved any more.
Radiator replaced at 194k when overheating became a problem.
Starter contacts replaced at 194k. Thankfully, the mechanics didn't try to tell me the whole starter needed replacing.
I bought this little truck brand new the day after Christmas in 1993. It's a 1994 model. No frills. No A/C. No power anything. The rear bumper was extra. I installed the passenger side mirror, cigarette lighter, and radio. I put a custom topper over the back, which has withstood the years well. I was hoping to get at least 20 years out of this truck.
Almost 20 years later, I am very pleased. My little truck runs like brand new after 208k miles. I have topped 40 MPG at times on the road. Never below 30 MPG. The 22RE is peppy enough for me as I have never had to haul anything or haul loads. It does OK in the snow, especially with a set of chains on hand.
The paint is still unblemished after 20 years. For a Fremont made Yota, I am totally impressed. I'll drive this little truck until it dies.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th June, 2013
If you "never had to haul anything", why would you have bought a truck in the first place?
You could probably ask the same question to the tons of guys driving around in huge full sized trucks every day, who also never haul anything either...
Umm, maybe because of the convenience of having a truck where you can chuck whatever tools etc you want in the back, without having to worry about getting the interior or boot damaged/dirty, because that's the whole purpose of a ute/pick up truck. Also being able to strap large/long items to the tray; should I go on?
I bought my full size just to tow my Fountain 27 on weekends. It's empty.